Digital Technology – R&D IT – Future Leaders Program, USA, 2018

Basic qualifications:

  • BS or higher-level degree in Life Sciences major (e.g. Chemistry, Biology)
  • Less than 2 years of industry related work experience
  • Graduation by Spring 2018
  • Must be eligible to work in the US at the time of, and for the duration of employment. Employees will be required to furnish evidence of US work authorization. Applicant must NOT require future sponsorship for an employment visa status
  • 3.0 GPA or above

Preferred qualifications:

  • IT-related or Life Sciences related work experience (e.g. internship/co-op assignments)
  • Masters degree in IT-related disciplines


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company with a powerful combination of skills and resources that provides a platform for delivering strong growth in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. The business comprises three types of products: prescription medicines, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products. GSK's mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK is headquartered in the UK with operations based in the U.S.

GSK R&D has an industry leading pipeline of products, and an unparalleled success in the last two to three years of delivering five to seven new significant medicines to patients.

R&D Technology, based in Upper Providence, is an in-house tech function with over 200 permanent staff and 650 third party staff. Our mission is to "Deliver optimal technology solutions and services that enable R&D to form valuable insights and make rational, ethical and timely decisions about medicines so that patients can do more, feel better and live longer." We deliver this vision via a varied portfolio of projects, services and improvement initiatives to R&D. This portfolio provides a fantastic opportunity for personal development, as well as enabling the success of our R&D business. For R&D and R&D Tech, the patient is at the heart of what we do.

The aim of the Future Leaders Program in GSK Tech is to provide a framework of opportunities and experiences for high-caliber graduates, so that they can make empowered, quality and timely contributions to GSK Tech, and ultimately to provide R&D technology leaders of the future. The program is 3 years in length, with 3 rotations over that time. Following completion of the program, the associate will exit into a full-time role in the R&D Tech department, based on the needs of the organization and past performance of the associate.

Sample of Activities during Job Assignments (Rotations):

  • Performing business analysis during design, development and implementation of projects
  • Designing, developing and supporting software solutions
  • Managing project and software quality, including testing and validation
  • Ensuring that all user acceptance testing is appropriately defined and executed
  • Managing schedules, milestones, and resource requirements to meet project objectives
  • Preparing technical documentation
  • Interfacing with customers and other stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Identifying opportunities to improve business processes and performance, and advising the business of possible technical solutions
  • Identifying and building appropriate sources of information and cultivating effective business relationships

To be successful in the program, an associate needs to evidence the following competencies:

  • Relationship-building and networking ability
  • Influence
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Contact information:

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